Hello! This week has been really lovely. There has been something I enjoyed every day!
On Thursday of last week I had my first session of acupuncture. I was referred for this by my palliative consultant. It can help people with nausea, and has a rising success rate. I don’t know if we were the only people that used these, but do you remember the bands that you put on your wrists as a kid if you had travel sickness? Well, if put on at the right spot they massage the same point that acupuncture hits, and actually work! I just thought it was the placebo effect – but apparently not!
I had the leavers awards ceremony at my old school on Friday of last week. It was so lovely to see the teachers who were integral to me finishing my A Level, and for keeping me sane with the odd belly laugh. I received an award called the Nan Fishwick Memorial Award, for my continued support throughout the years to the school library. Then, I received the Chandler award for endeavour and participation in the sixth form. It was a great feeling to realise that others recognised how damn hard I had worked to get that A Level!
Then, on Saturday I performed for a half hour slot at the Lakes Alive festival. I had quite a large audience and I felt the reading went really well. I did have to shout my poems, as the yert was open at the sides and it was raining VERY heavily; but it was certainly a good exercise in voice projection!
Yesterday, I went to Blackpool. I wanted to go to an art gallery there. The actual art gallery was a complete let down. It was so artistic that I didn’t really get it… However, trip adviser served me very well, and we ended up going to Illuminasia in Winter Gardens. I have put pictures of this below. Everything was huge and well above a person who was at standing height. I have put pictures below. Oh my goodness, it was WELL worth a visit. The sculptures are made of fabric and have lights on the inside. The overall effect was ten times better than anything I had expected. There were lots of rooms, and although the lifts were a bit scary and rickety, they did work and I got to see everything. My only grudge about the place was that you don’t get a free carers ticket, and so I had to pay for both of us. Mind you, entrance is only £5. If you live anywhere near please go, it is unlike anything I have ever seen before!
That is all for this week. I am beyond exhausted, but am very happy. As you can probably understand I haven’t done much reading this week (I have watched a lot of rubbish TV though….); but am listening to Cinder by Marissa Mayer. It is a reworking of the Cinderella story, so far it is a COMPLETE reworking, and you have to work a bit to find the comparisons.
As always, thank you for reading! See you next week!